A French surfer Warrisse Jean Claude (Wally) was found dead in the Nusa Dua surf yesterday morning (March 7, 2012). The surf was reported to be 2 to 4 foot, with occasional bigger sets
His friend Bocky wrote this email:
This guy lived the moment and was clearly passionate about his surfing.
It appeared he had struck his head either with his board or the reef. I saw him at the morgue and the doctor said he died from being struck to unconsciousness’ then drowning. He had a deep wound to the top right hand side of his head.. very sad.
Wally had recently returned from a Mentawis boat trip. He was on the Indies Trader and said it was just incredible.. great guys, consistent 3 to 6 ft days, perfect clean waves with no crowd.. being the wet season he was very lucky.. just 4 to 6 of them sharing perfect waves.. he was the cook so he got a great deal..
– Wally said.. and i quote.. “it was just perfect, the best waves of my life.. we were in heaven”
Fred who knew Wally mentioned the surf today was just beautiful 4 t 5 ft and lining up.. So we can smile knowing this fellow surfer died doing what he loves in perfect waves.. perhaps he was in heaven?
RIP Wally- your strong French accent and outside takeoffs will be missed.